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The Collegiate Church of St. Saviour, Southwark. By the Rev.

Canon Thompson. (Elliot Stock. 5s. net.)—Canon Thompson has done a good work in putting together this account of the " History and Antiquities of St. Saviour, Southwark." We cannot accept all his opinions. It is really an extravagance to say of Sacheverell that "humanly speaking ho saved the Church of England." It was, probably, a foolish thing to prosecute him, but his attack on Godolphin was undoubtedly indecent. However, Canon Thompson is disposed to attribute a certain sanctity to all who are connected with St. Saviour's. John Bunyan is celebrated by a window, and he, accordingly, is very liberally dealt with. Happily, much of the matter of this volume is non-contentions and historically or archaeologically interesting, quite apart from any disputed points in the politics of Church or State. One question wo must ask,—why, in the translation of the Latin epitaph on Bishop Andrewes, does Canon Thompson interpolate after "caelebs hint migravit ad aureolam caelestem," translated by "he migrated hence, a celibate, to the golden crown in heaven," the words " the pure reward of chaste and virgin souls " ?